Bill Murray’s 1988 holiday hit is being revamped by Kevin Hart.
Classic Charles Dickens novel A Christmas Carol has endured almost every revision known to man. Adaptations have included the Muppets, the Flinstones, Disney, and of course, Bill Murray’s Scrooged. The 1998 Christmas comedy is a staple during the holiday season, and 30 years after its release, there is talk that a remake in the
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the updated version of Scrooged will be produced. They’re currently shopping for a screenwriter to pen the project. The original film starred Murray as a penny-pinching, holiday-hating producer who was responsible for a live television special of A Christmas Carol. The movie also starred Karen Allen, Alfre Woodard, Mabel King, Bobcat Goldthwait, and Robert Mitchum. It wasn’t a hugee, but every holiday season, networks have kept it in heavy rotation. Scrooged did receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Makeup and Hairstyling, but ultimately lost the crown to Beetlejuice.
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As for Hart, he stars in The Secret Life of Pets 2 and December’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. The comedian will also begin shooting Sony Pictures’s Fatherhood, an adaptation of the best-seller Two Kisses for Maddie.